Why haven't there ever been Mobile Armored Strike Kommand reissues?

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Does Hasbro not think that MASK reissues would sell well? Or are the molds lost?

I can't find a good explanation via Google, so I'm hoping one exists and somebody here can enlighten me. :b

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Joined: 2012-01-03

There's probably a number of issues. The vehicles were based on actual vehicles, so to produce them now may require licensing from the car companies. (I don't believe that was required in the 80's) The vehicles were fairly complex, so it is likely cost prohibitive or at least more so than with vintage figures. Finally, the property does not have the kind of fan base that other properties that have come back have. So a simple reissue would have a fairly limited market.

Red5's picture
Joined: 2012-01-04

I would LOVE to see some MASK vehicles come back. I think that is what was tried with Mattel's car line a few years back. They didn't do well with kids. Vehicles simply don't do really well anymore. That being said, I look for original MASK stuff on evilbay from time to time. Still some good deals to be had if you are patient.



John of the Dead's picture
Joined: 2012-01-04

M.A.S.K. was semi-re-imagined in the 90's under the toyline and toon, VOR-TECH. It featured vehicles that changed into other vehicles or armored battle stations. In fact, it used re-tools of some M.A.S.K. vehicles, like Gator, Bullet, and Firefly. All in all, it was pretty neat little line, but it never really found an audience. The toyline lasted a year, and the toon ended on a cliffhanger. Alas.

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